Eagles survive in Michigan
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Adam Delph led all scorers with 28 points and Austin Flannery hit a three to send the game to overtime as Asbury defeated Madonna University in double-overtime 111-99.
The Eagles who played without last year’s leading scorer Phillip Morrison saw six players reach double-figures led by Delph. Delph was 11-of-21 from the field as Asbury improved their shooting from last week from 27% to 49% on Friday night. Delph scored 18 of his points in the first half as he and Justin Jones both fouled out.
Asbury (1-1) hit on 11-of-23 threes as two freshmen, Marquel Johnson and Flannery connected on three each. Johnson finished with 11 points, Flannery with 15. Nate Johnson and Jamal Morris were also in double digits with 15 a piece and Justin Jones added 12. Nate Johnson led the team with five assists. Jones also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots. Flip Crawford led the team for the second straight game in rebounds with seven off the bench.
Both teams struggled to hang on to the ball as Asbury turned it over 24 times, Madonna committed 36 turnovers. Madonna won the rebounding battle 68-37 as the Crusaders pulled down 28 offensive rebounds.
Asbury will take on the host Spring Arbor University in the second day of the Jameison-Allen Tip-off Classic today at 3:00 pm.